Imperial Legacy
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The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada), 1 Oct 1970, p. 27-42
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Imperial Legacy


A distinction between Toryism and Imperialism in Canada. The Alaska Boundary dispute with the United States, the disappointing settlement achieved by arbitration in 1903, and the relationship of this issue to the formation of the Empire Club. Some results of this dispute and its settlement. Britain's imperial organization after the first World War. Canada attempting to cut imperial ties. Feelings and events after the second World War. Rapid changes in world politics. An examination of a paper given by Donald Creighton of the University of Toronto, 20 years ago, at the Canadian Historical Association in Kingston, and a quote about Macdonald's view of foreign policy. The policy of Sir Wilfrid Laurier. The passing of the traditional Canadian foreign policy of Macdonald's making, again in Mr. Creighton's words. NATO and NORAD. Changes since the speaker heard this address by Mr. Creighton. The fact that British imperialism is dead. Some remarks on what is left to us out of "all that panoply and power." The heritage of language and literature, of law and order. The extent to which we are all imperialists. A new spirit of Canadian nationalism.